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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 54
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 85.2
  • Total Fat: 3.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 7.9 mg
  • Sodium: 72.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 13.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.0 g
  • Protein: 1.3 g

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Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Submitted by: PRAIRIEDAWNPAM

Introduction

Lower fat, higher fiber and all the yum Lower fat, higher fiber and all the yum
Number of Servings: 54

Ingredients

    1/2 cup hard margarine, softened
    1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
    1 cup packed light brown sugar (or Brown Splenda)
    1/2 cup white sugar
    2 eggs
    2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    1 teaspoon salt
    3 cups quick-cooking oats (or old fashioned)
    1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (optional: 1 cup chopped walnuts)

Directions

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

In a large bowl, cream together the margarine, apple sauce, brown sugar, and white sugar until smooth.

Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla.

Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; stir into the creamed mixture until just blended.

Mix in the quick oats, walnuts, and chocolate chips.

Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets.

Bake for 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


Number of Servings: 54

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user PRAIRIEDAWNPAM.






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  • Incredible!
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I made a few minor subs: unsalted butter for margarine, 2 egg whites for one of the eggs, added 2 c chocolate chips instead of 1, and made about 5-dozen medium-small cookies, making the calorie count about the same. Excellent, and hubby (who hates health food) wouldn't keep his paws off! - 5/28/08

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I loooooooooooooooooooooove these. Love them. So so so good. I flattened them down first, cooked them a little longer, and flipped them over halfway through - made for a less cake-y more cookie-ish cookie. So good! - 7/21/08

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Yum! I give them 4.5 stars, my husb.says 3.5 because they "taste healthy" - which is why I give them 4.5! I used old fashioned oats which I'm sure contributes to that. Otherwise followed the recipe exactly, but did bake for 15 instead of 12. I enjoy the hearty flavor and it's a filling cookie. - 7/11/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Definate 5, but they do take a little longer to cook than expected. I love a chewy cookie and these fit the bill just great! - 1/29/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    The best! I have little faith in "fixed" baked goods - but these were delicious and even my very picky son ate them up!!! - 12/14/08

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    i use egg beaters, and use 100% splenda, and add 1.5 tsp cinnamon. i also grind the oats in the food processor before adding which makes it a smoother texture, which my husband prefers. and i bake at 375 for 14 min. then place on papertowels to cool which absorbs some grease. - 8/30/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Just made these and I love them!
    I made some of them too big, but the little ones are perfect sized and filing! Sweet- but not overwhelmingly so.

    Thanks! - 9/23/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Delicious. Will definitely make again. I am also going to try it with raisins instead of chocolate chips. - 7/6/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    These were easy to make with my kids. They taste really good!!!! My only negative the 85 calories per cookie.. the cookies are REALLY small. Like a whole dollar.. I can use the calories somewhere eles. =[ - 1/28/11

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made these this morning. The first bite I thought, "Wow I can taste the whole wheat flour". Then by the second bite I thought "Hey, these are great". The only thing I did different was I didn't add the nuts and added 1/2 cup more of chocolate chips. And I made mine a bit smaller and baked 15 mins. - 7/24/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I baked them as a pan cookie because I'm too lazy to make so many batches. ;-) yum! - 5/16/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this recipe using all organic ingredients and it turned out fabulous! I even submitted them for our work bake sale and they were the first cookies to go! - 4/24/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Yummy yummy! These went from having a noticeable whole-wheat flavor when warm (good or bad depends on your preference, but I knew hubby wouldn't stand for it!) to perfect sweetness when cooled. So stop being so greedy and wait for them to cool off before you stuff them in your mouth. - 2/1/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love that these were made with whole wheat flour. I also added chunky peanut butter and raisins to the second batch. Very good! - 11/24/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good, but I think they need to be smaller than I made them! I only got 30 cookies. - 11/22/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very very good! Even the teenagers liked these, and were surprised that they would. - 9/11/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good. I love that it's made w/whole wheat flour and oats. My son loves them! - 8/23/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My husband and I absolutely loved these cookies! They were moist and delicious and healthier than regular recipies. I'll definitely be making these again! - 8/22/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    The cookies were delicious. My kids and husband loved them. Very moist and chewy. I subed dark chocolate chunks for the semi-sweet chips and loved the flavor. - 7/25/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    OMFG!!!! i loved it soooo much and i used extra choclate chip and it tasted even better!!! - 6/28/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    lovedthem will make somemore - 5/28/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Mmmm smells so good in my house right now! These turned out pretty good. A chewy cookie. I used baking stones, and these needed to be in the oven for about 16 minutes. We'll see what the boyfriend thinks of them tomorrow! - 3/31/08

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  • I was looking for a healthier chocolate chip cookie and this one seems to fit the bill. I used 2 1/2 cups of chocolate chips for hubby and the girls because they love their chocolate. I kept everything else the same. I agree with prior comment to flatten the cookies for a cookie shape. Delicious! - 3/18/14

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  • Great recipe! This was the first time I've baked in literally years. I wanted to make something for a social gathering and was really nervous. These ended up being fantastic and everyone loved them - I got so many compliments! - 1/14/14

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  • I used raisins instead of chocolate chips and added 2 tsp of cinnamon. These are great cookies! - 6/13/13

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  • I have my first batch in the oven right now. I did use 4 egg whites instead of 2 whole eggs, and added a 1/2 cup of PB2 peanut butter powder. House is smelling awesome! - 2/5/13

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  • Great Cookies - a health snack that taste sinful - 12/29/12

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  • yummy and easy!!! - 10/26/12

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  • I really like these cookies! I think next time I will use mini chocolate chips so I can use less...or maybe spread the chocolate out more. Either way, I love these! - 10/20/12

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  • I added some wheat germ as well. 1/4 c stevia and 1/4 c sugar. Baked 10 minutes to keep them soft. Even my picky kids liked them! - 8/1/12

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  • Delish! I had to add a bit more whole wheat flour---every cookie recipe I make I have to add more. Maybe it's my margarine, IDK. But they turned out great--will definately make them again! - 6/20/12

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  • I loved these cookies. I didn't add any chocolate chips and I used generic Splenda instead of white sugar, and I used the Brown Splenda as well. (Cut the calories just a bit) But they turned out great! I would definitely make them again!!!! - 3/5/12

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  • I made these with my sister, they were soo good! I ommited the butter completely and just used another 1/2 cup of applesauce and used 4 egg whites instead. I also used splenda and twin brown sugar subtitute for the sugars. They were so chewy and yummy :D Thank you - 12/14/11

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  • I followed the recipe except I used dark brown sugar as that's what I had, omitted the 1/3 white sugar and used dark chocolate chunks. Delicious and the kids loved it! I only made about 45 cookies though, so they were about 97 cals each. - 11/23/11

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  • Wow... I can't believe how good these turned out! I made them for a PTA Harvest Fest for children and they were the first ones off the tray! I subbed 1/2 cup Egg beaters for the 2 eggs and I also added 1 tsp of cinnamon to kill the wheat flour taste. I flattened the cookie and baked for 15 min. - 10/26/11

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  • My kiddos LOVED this! I made the recipe exactly as you have it, except we used dark choc chips. YUMMY! - 10/2/11

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  • Minor subs- unsalted butter, halved the amount of sugar and used Truvia, but did double the choc chips to 2 c. I also ground up two of the cups of the oats. Brought over to neighborhood happy hour, and the entire batch was gobbled up, with several requests for the recipe! - 10/2/11

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  • These were very nice....thank you!! - 10/2/11

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  • awesome loved them! - 6/30/11

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  • So yummy, hard to believe they're GOOD for you! - 5/20/11

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  • these are incredible! They came out crunchier than I anticipated and cooked for 15 minutes. My DB gobbled em up! Next time I make them, I will add an additional 1/2 cup chocolate chips. - 5/18/11

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  • Very good and satisfying while being healthy. And my picky family liked them as well. - 5/16/11

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  • Chewy, moist, delicious, and healthier than regular chocolate chip cookies. My new favorite! - 4/7/11

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  • Yum! Thank you! - 4/4/11

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  • Yum to the Tum....my kid was eating the batter and she swears to hate oatmeal...had to cook about 7 min. longer to get that nice brown look and I too, flipped them after the first 12-14 min. Should have grinded the oats. I blended all the dry ingredients together and added to the wet-still worked. - 3/31/11

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  • Fantastic. I only had 1/2 cup chocolate chips, so I used them up and added 1/2 cup craisins. Yummo! No nuts for me though! My 3 year old LOVES them! - 3/10/11

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  • Made these this morning. Wonderful!! - 2/5/11

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  • Awesome! We really liked these cookies, we'll make them again...
    - 2/4/11

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  • Didn't use the chocolate chips, used chopped pecans and raisins. My husband loves them. I sampled one half of one and found it very delicious. - 1/26/11

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  • Very good. I think next time i'll try to run the oatmeal through the food processor first. - 1/24/11

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  • Yum! I am baking these as I type! Very good! Definitely need to flatten before baking. I used 3/4 C brown sugar, 3/4 C splenda, butter instead of margarine and put in 1 tsp of cinnamon and a dash of nutmeg. - 1/20/11

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  • Never made cookies this way before but now that I have, I'll definitely use it again! Cakey, moist cookies with just enough sweetness to not be overwhelming. Thanks for sharing! - 1/18/11

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  • I made these today for Christmas and they were great. I split the batter in half and put chocolate chips in one and raisins in the other and my husband loved them. - 12/8/10

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  • loved 'em! - 12/8/10

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  • Very good! I even substituted 1/2 of the sugar for Splenda and it came out great! I also used 1/2 butterscotch and 1/2 chocolate chips. Yummy! - 12/6/10

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  • Super great! I made it with 1/3 Splenda, 1/3 brown sugar, 1/3 white sugar and they're plenty sweet. Not too filling though. I could eat a fair number of them. - 12/1/10

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  • Best "healthy" cookie ever!!!! I did turn them over after the 12 mins and cooked for a additional 8 mins. They turned out crispier. - 11/12/10

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  • I made these at work (I work with adults with developmental disabilities) and they were a big hit! Definitely a "make it again" recipe. - 10/17/10

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  • Wow!!! These cookies are fantastic...can't wait to share with family and friends. I even replaced the white sugar with Splenda and they still rock!! Thanks so much. - 10/12/10

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  • Delicious!! Took a little longer to cook but my daughter gave them two thumbs up as well as my husband who is an oatmeal cookie freak! Will be making these often :) - 9/13/10

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  • Those cookies are really good. I used butter though cause I absolutely can't stand margarine. Also I just the Splenda Brown Sugar instead of regular one, added two egg whites instead of the eggs, and some cinnamon (could have used a little more). - 8/18/10

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  • These are awesome! All I had was white whole wheat flour, so I subbed that and it worked perfectly. - 8/17/10

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  • I live at 8500 feet, so in order for my cookies to bake properly, I upped the whole wheat flour to 2 cups. I also added some raisins, and yummers! They were very sweet, so next time I may cut back on the sugar a bit, too. - 6/3/10

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  • Delicious recipe! We will definitely make these again :) - 5/9/10

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  • these are really great! - 3/23/10

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  • Really Good. Used BUTTER to avoid transfats and brown sugar to avoid artificial sweeteners!! Instead of one cup of choco chips, I used both the chips and some organic trail mix!! Cookies are fairly healthy. Hubby and kids LOVE them, what more can a mom ask for? - 3/19/10

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  • They were good! I suggest adding cinnamon or nutmeg to give it a little more flavor. They taste healthy and are not too sweet! - 3/12/10

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  • YUM! to make them even more healthy my add-ins were 1 1/4 cup chocolate chips. 1/4 cup flax seed and 1/2 cup slivered almonds. - 2/11/10

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  • Very tasty. I also found that I needed to cook them for 15 mins. My house smells so nice at the moment :) - 2/9/10

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  • Yummy!!! - 2/6/10

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  • Very yummy! - 2/1/10

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  • Great taste! I would definitely bake them longer than 12 minutes, but they still taste excellent! - 1/30/10

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  • These are fantastic! The only thing I changed was I put the oats in the food processor for a bit and I baked for 14 minutes. - 12/23/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    saving this one for future use...thanks! - 5/27/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good! I will definitely make these!! - 2/23/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'll be baking these this weekend for my son's bday party!! They sound delicious! can't wait to try theM! - 9/30/08

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